I hope everyone’s 2022 is off to a good start. At GBA, we are (of course) still dealing with the pandemic but still making things happen.
Our January membership meeting (Zoom) was our best attended so far this year and featured North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein. Thanks again to AG Stein and to everyone who participated. Also, congratulations to our Pro Bono Award winner, Taniya Reaves. A well-deserved honor for her.
The GBA board is taking membership meetings a month at a time and recently decided our February meeting would be via Zoom as well. The good news is our guest speaker is Rick French, CEO of French West Vaughn in Raleigh. French West Vaughn has roots here in Greensboro and has grown to one of the most successful public relations firms around. Rick’s talk will be a great look into that world.
Don’t forget to submit your pro bono time for the Herb Falk Society consideration (deadline is February 28).
Judge (and GBA’s next President) Marcus Shields and his committee have been working hard on the February GBA CLE, also virtual on February 17. It should be a great learning experience (and some last minute CLE) so register soon.
Lastly, a reminder that we are offering free diversity training (not a repeat of last year but second in a series). That’s scheduled for March 10.
On a personal note, I met with my match from the GBA mentoring program – an hour at Green Bean well spent. Our conversation gave me some insight into the world of a young lawyer.
Thanks for all you do for GBA and we’ll see you in February.
GBA President, 2021-2022